Tolerant majorities, loyal minorities and ‘ethnic reversals’: constructing minority rights at Versailles 1919*

@article{Riga2009TolerantML,
  title={Tolerant majorities, loyal minorities and ‘ethnic reversals’: constructing minority rights at Versailles 1919*},
  author={L. Riga and J. Kennedy},
  journal={Nations and Nationalism},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={461-482}
}
. The 1919 Versailles Peace Conference created new states in East Central Europe (ECE), but the imperfect implementation of the ‘one nation, one state’ formula resulted in more than twenty-five million ‘unassimilable’ minorities. With the introduction of majoritarian democracy, this gave rise to what we term ‘ethnic reversals’: ‘formally dominant majorities’ suffered status decline, while previously ‘minoritised majorities’ found new political powers. Accordingly, the 1919 Minorities Treaties… Expand
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